Ports & Terminals

Panama Canal completes major step in expansion program

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC). The Pacific Access Channel will connect the Read More »

Transnet seeks new port pricing plan

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

South African freight logistics group Transnet plans to develop a new pricing strategy for ports that is expected to be adopted in March 2012, the Business Report newspaper reported.

State-owned Transnet is in charge of South Africa's major freight ra Read More »

St. Lawrence Seaway workers give strike notice

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The union representing workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a shipping route connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, gave management notice that they could go on strike. Read More »

Malcolm Rail launches new Teesport-Scotland service

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Malcolm Rail has launched a new rail service between PD Ports’ Teesport facility and Scotland. Read More »

Kenya bets on Lamu port despite worries

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya's ambitions to build a world-class port in its southern Lamu region would have a big payoff but also inflict irrevocable damage on the area's image as a tourist paradise and on the livelihoods of its fishermen. Read More »

DP World eyes 2013 launch for London Gateway container port

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Dubai-based ports operator DP World expects its new London Gateway deep-sea container port to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2013, it said, with spending on the project set to continue apace despite the economic gloom. Read More »

Cargotec to partner with DP World in port automation project for London Gateway

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cargotec has been chosen as the preferred partner to supply 40 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes with related technology and 28 Kalmar shuttle carriers to DP World's deepsea container port London Gateway. Cargotec and DP World have signed a cooperation agr Read More »

Cargo traffic at Varna port hits all-time high in September

AJOT | October 04, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The cargo turnover at Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna hit a new all-time high in September, reaching 1.065 million tons, the country's Transport Ministry said on October 4 2011. Read More »

Port of Galveston sets US record for load-out of livestock

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Galveston set a record for load out of livestock in any one shipment from a US port on September 21 when the MV Ocean Drover, a ship carrying 5,585 head of cattle departed the Port of Galveston for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia. Read More »

IMCO opens Charleston bulk transload facility

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The JIMCO Group has opened a bulk transload operation in the Port of Charleston to serve growing demand for U.S. exports of agricultural and other bulk products. Read More »

Cosan begins covering Santos sugar terminal

AJOT | October 02, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Cosan, the world's largest sugar exporter, has begun building a long-awaited rain shield over a bulk sugar terminal in Brazil's main port of Santos, the company's CEO. Read More »

Philippines, US commission Megaports System to increase Port of Manila security

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The governments of the Philippines and the United States have formally inaugurated the upgrade of radiation detection equipment at Asian Terminals, Inc.’s (ATI) South Harbor and the International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Manila Internat Read More »

Port of Seattle welcomes China’s Minister of Transport, COSCO delegations

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Seattle last week welcomed China’s Minister of Transport, Li Shenglin, a delegation of Ministry of Transport officials, Chinese Consul General staff, and COSCO America’s new President Liu Hanbo. The delegation visit from a high government offi Read More »

Cargo growth at Port Everglades doubles the National Average

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Port Everglades’ 14 percent growth in containerized cargo during the first six months of calendar year 2011 is nearly twice the national average of 7.1 percent for all U.S. seaports, based on the latest PIERS Port Ranking Report.



“Port E Read More »

Bustling Mexico port new front in drugs war

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Draped near 35 bodies dumped in broad daylight close to the busy port of Veracruz was an ominous message to Mexico's most violent drug cartel.

"This is going to happen to all you Zeta shits operating in Veracruz," read the banner found on Tuesday in t Read More »

Autos off to a record start in 2011 at Port of Baltimore

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that the Port of Baltimore had a record first half of 2011 for cars, handling more international auto tonnage than any other U.S. port, including New York which handled the most cars in 2010. More than 538,000 ton Read More »

Steinke receives 2011 Connie Award

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Connie Award was presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) to Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this month as executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Steinke was honored for his leadership role in developing the Port Read More »

Sri Lanka BOI says signed $500 mlllion port deal with China Merchants

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

The Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA), local conglomerate Aitken Spence and China Merchants Holdings signed a $500 million deal to build a new container terminal at the Colombo port, the state investment body said.

Hong Kong-based China Merchants will h Read More »

Konecranes to supply ten RTGS to ports and cargo handling services terminal in Lagos, Nigeria

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes received an order for ten RTGs (Rubber Tired Gantry) from Ports and Cargo Handling Services Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria. The cranes will be delivered to the company’s terminal in Tin Can Island Port by end 2012. The parties have agreed not to disclo Read More »

CN and Montreal Gateway Terminals partnership improve key customer service metrics for…

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Ports & Terminals

CN and Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the operator of two container terminals at the Port of Montreal, said closer collaboration and innovation are driving important supply chain efficiencies in their operations that are improving customer Read More »